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The School of Visual and Performing Arts is dedicated to the principle that our wide variety of programs is central to a liberal college education and essential in preparing students to meet the challenges of life and society. Furthermore, our faculty and staff are especially conscious of the importance of life-long learning opportunities and the enrichment our curriculum brings to our diverse community.

The VPA serves thousands of students each semester in core, elective, and major course work. We also have hundreds of students seeking degrees and certificates within our 31 programs and fourteen academic and occupational departments. The school has 15 full-time faculty, 50 adjunct lecturers, and approximately 20 full-time and part-time support staff.

You will find in the School of Visual and Performing Arts an extraordinary faculty and staff enriching student life and
opening new windows of opportunity in transfer education and vocational training.

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2019-2020 Got Culture – School of Visual Performing Arts


Dance collective


Artistic Director: Michele Jenkins

SUNDAY, January 19, 2020 @ 2:00PM

Recommended preparation: Previous dance training or experience in jazz, modern, ballet, tap, ballroom, and/or hip hop. Come prepared to dance. Jazz shoes recommended and/or shoes appropriate for hip hop. If you are an experienced tap dancer, please state on audition form and inform director, Michele Jenkins, on audition day.

Michele Jenkins, M.A.
Professor of Dance
Office: (909) 652-6059

Orientation meeting is Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:00pm in the dance room.

Rehearsals begin February 3, 2020.
The rehearsal schedule is arranged within Monday—Thursday 6:30pm-10:30pm time frame and/or other possible arranged times depending on the dances you are cast in.

Performance dates are April 30, May 1, 2, and 3, 2020.

If cast, students must enroll in Dance 42 or Dance 44—Dance Production I/II—3 units.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Kelly Ford - Kaminski

Modern audiences can feel comfortable watching this age old comic battle of the sexes. Shakespeare’s play, The Taming of the Shrew is presented in the Italian tradition of commedia dell’arte. Historical content is showcased with scenarios, stock characters and lazzi. Performed by two separate cast, a Classical Shakespearean cast and an Experimental Shakespearean cast, the play’s setting lets you experience a Shakespearian society with conventions much different from today’s culture.

Tickets are available at the online box office: or at the door.
Tickets are $15.00 dollars.

Performance dates and time:

April 4, 5 and 6, 2020 at 7:30pm;
April 7, 2020 at 2:00pm
Chaffey College Theatre TA -100


Wednesday, January 23, 2020 @ 3:30 pm in the Theatre.

Call backs and Technical Auditions:
Thursday, January 24, 2020 @ 3:30 pm in the Theatre.

Please prepare a one minute comedic classical monologue. Monologue must be memorized.

Rehearsals begin Monday January 28, 2020 to April 18, 2020
Continue Monday-Thursday @ 3:30pm-6:20pm

To participate in rehearsal and performances of The Taming of the Shrew, students must enroll in THEATRE 50 or 52 Main Stage Production

Auditions to be held at:

Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737

For More Information e-mail Kelly Ford-Kaminski at: or
Sheila Malone at:

Character List

Katherine – (Rosie the Riveter/Leadman 1943) The “shrew” of the play’s title, Katherine, or Kate, is the daughter of Baptista Minola, with whom she lives in Padua. She is sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, and prone to violence, particularly against anyone who tries to marry her.

Petruchio (Purple heart for serving in the air force for WW II in 1941)- Petruchio  a gentleman from Verona is loud, boisterous, eccentric, quick-witted, and frequently drunk. He has come to Padua “to wive and thrive.” He wishes for nothing more than a woman with an enormous dowry and he finds Kate to be the perfect fit.

Bianca – (Secretary for Dougal’s Aircraft Company) The younger daughter of Baptista. The lovely Bianca proves herself the opposite of her sister, Kate. At the beginning of the play: she is soft-spoken, sweet, and unassuming.

Baptista – ( COO for Dougal’s Aircraft Company )Minola Baptista is one of the wealthiest men in Padua and his daughters become the prey of many suitors due to the substantial dowries he can offer.

Lucentio –(Aeronautical student) A student from Pisa, the good-natured and intrepid Lucentio comes to Padua to study at the city’s renowned university, but he is immediately sidetracked when he falls in love with Bianca at first sight.

Tranio –(Lucentio’s Best Friend) Lucentio’s servant. Tranio accompanies Lucentio from Pisa. Wry and comical, he plays an important part in his master’s charade—he assumes Lucentio’s identity and bargains with Baptista for Bianca’s hand.

Gremio and Hortensio – (Leadmen Dougal’s Aircraft Company) Two gentlemen of Padua. Gremio and Hortensio are Bianca’s suitors at the beginning of the play. Though they are rivals, these suitors also become friends during their mutual frustration with and rejection by Bianca.

Grumio – (Petruchio friend) Petruchio’s servant and the fool of the play—a source of much comic relief.

Biondello –( Lucentio friend) Lucentio’s second servant, who assists his master and Tranio in carrying out their plot.

The Andrew Sisters (Patty, Maxene and LaVerne) Actors needs to dance and sing.

Rosie the Riveter’s

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